January 14, 2019 Minutes

January 17, 2019

Selectboard Minutes

Regular Meeting of January 14, 2018

South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), David Carter, Sharon Roy, Anne Zolotas

Board Members Not Present:  none

Others Present:    Janet Yates, Town Clerk and Martha Taylor-Varney, Admin. Assistant and ZA

1. Called to Order:

-The meeting was called to order by Chairman Shaw at 7:00 pm.

2.  Adjustment to Agenda:

-none

3. Minutes:

-David Carter made a motion to accept the minutes of the meeting of December 17, 2018 as written.  The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

4. Public input:

A.  Luke Tremble of Kibbe Point Rd. asked if a “Children at Play” caution sign can be installed.  David Carter made a motion to instruct the Road Dept. to install a “Children at Play” caution sign at a logical place near 88 Kibbe Point Rd.  The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

5. New Business:

A.  The Library has submitted its budget article to be included in the Town Report.  The total budget is $126,201.99.  $88,000.00 will be asked to be raised by taxes and $38,201.99 will be from other sources.

6.  Administrative Assistant Report:

A.  A written report was submitted.  A hard copy with discussion points can be seen in Town Hall filed with these minutes or on www.southherovt.org.

7. Old and Ongoing Business:

A.  David Carter made a motion to approve and sign NRPC grant agreement contract to study ways to preserve and protect the Old White Meeting House.  The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

B.  David Carter made a motion to sign and approve the “Lucky Puppies” animal control intake agreement contract.  The fee will be $500.00 for the remainder of this fiscal year and will be $1000.00 for next fiscal year.  Plus, there is a $10.00/day fee for any dog brought there.    The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

C.  A draft ordinance for White’s Beach was discussed.  A hard copy of the draft can be seen in Town Hall filed with these minutes or on www.southherovt.org. More details will be discussed at a future meeting and there will be a public hearing if an ordinance is to be adopted.

8.  Announcements and Communications:

–  See other business

8.  Other Business:

A.  David Carter made a motion to sign and approve the “Petition to Appeal Equalization Study Results” as submitted by the Listers.  The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

B.  Jack’s Plumbing and Heating submitted an estimate to install heat pumps in the Town Hall at the amount of $13,975.00.

C.  Skip Brown made a motion to approve and sign the Certificate of Highway Mileage form to be submitted to the State.  The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

D.  David Carter made a motion to sign orders 19-13 and 19-14 and to pay the bills associated with the orders. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

E.  David Carter made a motion to approve the Highway Budget of $520.691.00 of which $466,651.00 will be raised by taxes.  The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

F.  David Carter made a motion to approve the Town Budget of $1,126,697.00 of which $878,315.00 will be raised by taxes.  The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

G.  The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is in the County and is about 100% fatal to ash trees.  Anne and David have begun to inventory trees in the Town right of way (ROW).   There will be an article drafted, to be included in the Town Report, to begin a fund for the removal of infected trees in the Town ROW.  More details will be at the next meeting.

H.  Anne Zolotas made a motion to go into Executive session at 8:37 pm to discuss legal matters.  The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.  Executive session ended at 8:49 pm.  No action was taken after executive session.

9. Adjournment:

-Skip Brown made a motion to adjourn 8:50 pm.  The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,                                              Approved by,

_______________________________                      ________________________________

Graham Brown                                                Jonathan Shaw, Chairman

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DRAFT OF WHITE’S BEACH ORDINANCE

Section 1  Enactment

This ordinance is enacted pursuant to the provisions of 23 V.S.A. 1008 and 1741-1754 and Section 1.4 of the Town of South Hero charter. This ordinance shall be a civil ordinance.

Section 2  Parking Prohibition

No person shall park any motor vehicle at any time:

  1. In violation of any of the provisions of 23 V.S.A. 1104 as presently

enacted or as from time to time hereinafter amended. This reference to 23

V.S.A. 1104 is not to constitute any duplication of said statute, only included

for informational purposes.

  1. No person shall park on or along West Shore Road between Hall Road and

Lakeview Road on Town owned property without displaying a South Hero issued parking sticker in the windshield. Parking stickers will be available to residents of South Hero, at a price to be determined,  at  the town office during office hours. A limited number of stickers will be sold at the town office to nonresidents at a price to be determined.

Section 3  Additional Prohibition

  1. No person shall have a dog within the designated “no dog” area of White’s Beach, which includes the grassed/fenced area and swim area with associated beach, from Memorial Day to September 30 of each year. Any dog debris shall be removed by the dog’s owner and disposed of properly.
  2. No person shall have glass bottles or containers in the designated grass area within the fence or beach at Whites Beach.
  3. No firearms or fireworks shall be permitted in the designated grass area or beach of Whites

Beach.

  1. No overnight camping is permitted on Town owned property between Hall Road and Lakeview Road on or next to Whites Beach.
  2. All garbage shall be removed by Whites Beach users – carry in/carry out.
  3. No parking is allowed in the designated emergency services launch area.

Section 4   Violation of Ordinance

Any sheriff deputy may issue a “Parking Ticket” for any motor vehicle found to be parked in violation of this ordinance. The town Selectboard shall set forth the fine to be paid for such violation. The Sheriff’s Department shall maintain a copy of all parking tickets and shall deliver a copy to the Town clerk.

Section 5  Fine

Any person who receives a parking ticket issued under Section 2 shall pay the fine to the Town Clerk within fifteen (15) days of issuance of the ticket. Non compliance with this rule will result in doubling the fine as well as liability for any court costs which might ensue should this occur.

Dated and adopted this _______ day of ____________, 2019, in the State of Vermont, in the County of Grand Isle, Town of South Hero.

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Administrative Officer’s Report to Selectboard                                    January 14, 2019

Discussion Items:

  1. The required public hearing for naming 2 new private roads in Town has been warned for the SB’s meeting on January 28th. The proposed names are Lavin Lane and Community Lane.
  2. Apple Island Resort (AIR Development) was sent a Notice of Violation last Thursday (1/10), by both email and certified mail, for an unpermitted sign at the resort. A required warning notice had been sent in mid-December which, due to the holidays, gave Apple Island until January 3rd to come into compliance.  There was no response to that warning.  The NOV that was issued last Thursday gives them until January 18, 2019 to come into compliance, after which time they will be subject to up to $200 per day for as long as the violation exists.  The sign in question is the large free-standing sign advertising marina slips for the 2019 boating season.

Planning Commission:  The next meeting will be January 16, 2019.  Edits have been completed on the draft of the Development Regulations updates.  I will be meeting with Taylor Newton and/or Greta Brunswick of NRPC to work on formatting the final draft.

-Development Review Board:  The conditional use and site plan review for the proposed SeaComm Federal Credit Union began at the DRB’s Jan. 9 meeting then was recessed to January 23rd.  The Board asked that the Applicants come back to them with an exterior design that would fit more with the local community and less “like Plattsburgh.”  If they receive Town and State approvals this winter, the Applicants stated they would like to begin construction in the spring with a Fall 2019 opening date.

-Upcoming hearing schedules include a change in conditional use and site plan review for Seb’s on February 27th.

Respectfully submitted,

Martha Taylor-Varney, ZA and Asst. to the Selectboard

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